3CX vs. Glia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3CX
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Cyprus based company 3CX offers an IP PBX phone system.
$1.08
per user/per month
Glia
Score 7.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Glia (formerly Salemove) creates customer engagement solutions that enable companies to provide an in-person customer experience online. Through its all-in-one platforms, companies are able to identify high-value website visitors, communicate through live chat, audio, and video, and provide visual context and engagement through CoBrowsing and Live Observation. The vendor’s value proposition is that this creates deeper, more meaningful conversations between companies and their customers -…N/A
Pricing
3CXGlia
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXGlia
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrice displayed is based on 25 users. 3CX pricing is based on the number of simultaneous calls your business requires or in other words, how many calls your system needs to support at once. Unlike other PBX vendors there is no per extension cost.
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User Ratings
3CXGlia
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXGlia
Likelihood to Recommend
3CX
In many scenarios decision is driven by budget and compared to other solutions at the time of purchase [3CX] was simply the cheapest solution for what it has to offer. If you are looking for integrations, extensibility, and advanced functionalities, this might not be a solution for you. At the time of use (and this may have changed by now), there was a lack of APIs, CLI commands, and similar so nothing could be automated with the system. There are ways of importing data through CSV but automation would solve us so much time and support calls if we were able to connect with other systems.
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Glia
It is well suited for repeatable user journeys that require a high touch and service environment. Glia excels at providing tools that enable and create engagement, in a diverse form of options and methods. It is fully customizable and integration is better than simple. Glia is probably less suited for an organization that is looking for a self-service engagement tool, not manned by users.
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Pros
3CX
  • Simplicity: Using a single 3CX interface we can manage every phone and extension used throughout our company.
  • Flexibility: There are a wide variety of options to configure each extension and phone. Changing anything after the hardware is deployed is very easy.
  • Portability: Phones with 3CX can be easily moved or repurposed within an office or at remote locations, including users' homes. The mobile app allows users to use their office extension anywhere without exposing their cell number.
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Glia
  • The ability to conduct a co-browse session quickly and easily has been a big hit for our customers and employee base.
  • SaleMove is always looking for creative new ideas to help provide additional value to our customers.
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Cons
3CX
  • I would like to be able to see direct-dial numbers on the handsets. Currently that is not possible but that would be a nice feature.
  • You need an SBC per location, which can be a point of failure.
  • You also need a server that might get disconnected, which is another point of failure.
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Glia
  • Lack of SMS integration.
  • The development required for integration into custom CRMs.
  • Roadmap features AI-powered initiatives, but it is a product that integrates with AI and not a new or advanced AI tool.
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Support Rating
3CX
The 3CX Phone System is only a five because while they provide set-up/how-to/Q and A documents to help your district or company get started, they do not offer support for free. The documents provided, though, are good enough for you to get you up and running. We also found a good source of help through a sip trunk provider, which was a 3CX reseller provider.
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Glia
This is Glia's largest strength. The integration and initial configuration were done exclusively by Glia, freeing up our limited technology resources. Especially at the beginning of our relationship, the customer success team on a scheduled basis assisted in the review of our data and KPIs while offering strategies to improve services and achieve higher ROI. None of these services were offered for a premium and this demonstrates the commitment Glia has to launch successful partnerships.
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Alternatives Considered
3CX
The main differences between 8x8, Inc. and 3CX is pricing and ease of use in my opinion. The 3CX system uses annual based pricing plans based on of simultaneous calls your company needs, not the number of extensions/users and offers a free plan. 8x8, Inc. charges per extension with different plans. We currently have 19 extensions so the 3CX system makes more sense for us, however, if your company only has a few extensions you may want to throughly consider both options. In my experience, it was difficult to add new extensions and phones with 8x8 because at least at that time we had 8x8 I could not add anything on the web admin. I had to call a sales rep which took a lot more time. Also, if you didn't purchase a phone and/or headset directly from 8x8 at a usually higher price than Amazon for example then you would have to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to hours on the phone with 8x8 tech support to program the phone to work with the 8x8 system so adding a new extension could turn into a long ordeal. I can easily add new extensions on 3CX directly in the web cpanel. Granted, if you are actually adding a new phone number you would need to purchase that number from a company like ATT first before adding it to 3CX. The difference between a phone number and an extension would be a phone number allows a customer to call in directly using that number. The extension would require the customer to call the main business number then be transferred to the extension. 3CX provides a list of supported phone models on their website
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Glia
The customer success team was superior, as was the possibility of pro-active engagements across all mediums and platforms. Pricing models in this space are comparable, however, the enhanced auxiliary features, as well as a stronger product road map for development, tipped the scales towards Glia. The product road map is always made available to customers, and most initiatives are deployed on time.
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Return on Investment
3CX
  • 3CX has a lot to offer for a very low cost as its business model is based on simultaneous calls and not per device. It's very cost effective and very affordable.
  • As the 3CX server does not require a high-performance server to run, with the Public Cloud option, it might allow even further savings.
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Glia
  • We have seen NPS results increase since using SaleMove
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ScreenShots

3CX Screenshots

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